Greetings and salutations, Lion fans. I'm a semi-regular commenter over at SB Nation Colts' sister blog Stampede Blue. I will be selecting for your Detroit Lions in our two-round mock draft this year, and I wanted to get your reader's opinion on what are the most pressing positions of need for your team this year. As I've scanned the most recent posts here over the last couple of weeks, I gather that your most important positional needs are at offensive line and cornerback. Looking at the organizations depth chart, I'd have to say that that isn't too far of the mark.
Are there other needs you feel should be addressed in the first two rounds of the draft? Should the GM try to trade up? Down? Is it more or less important to draft "best player available" over a positional need if the talent is right? Please let me know what you think, and by all means throw out some names for prospects that you are most keen on, keeping in mind what should be there when the Lions' are on the clock. Thanks in advance for your help, and best of luck for the Detroit Lions going forward. It's been a long, horrid nightmare for you guys when it comes to postseason appearances and I really hope this year's draft sets you up to make many more.
What is the single greatest positional need that should be addressed in the 2012 Draft?
Offensive Line (136 votes)
Cornerback (100 votes)
Saftey (10 votes)
Linebacker (18 votes)
Running Back (2 votes)
Other (Elaborate in comments section) (4 votes)
270 total votes